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Somali filmmaker counters terrorist propaganda with cartoons

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A Minnesota filmmaker is countering propaganda from terrorist groups with a series of videos aimed at young Somali Muslims who could be targets for recruitment. Continue reading

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Yemenis hold Anti-Houthi demonstration in Sanaa

Yemen’s president flees country

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The collapse of Yemen’s government has raised concerns about the possible effects of a power vacuum in the country and ripples throughout the world. Continue reading

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Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province

Obama seeks congressional approval for war on ISIL

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The authorization would give President Barack Obama the ability to use military force against “ISIL or associated persons or forces.” Continue reading

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Iraqi troops fight to retake key city of Tikrit from ISIL

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The offensive marks a test for Iraqi forces as they prepare to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL control. Continue reading

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Secretary of State John Kerry, Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson participate in the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

White House summit aims to prevent violent extremism

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World leaders from 65 nations came together to discuss how to counter extremism at a White House-sponsored summit last week. Continue reading

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